Short walk #95

This week’s links to what’s fresh, what’s famous, and what’s fiendish in short mystery and crime fiction.

Short sample:

I was doing shots of cold Zoladkowa Gorzka and snacking on herring in a small zakaskas when the torture squad came for me. From “Lush” by Duane Swierczynski (in The Best American Mystery Stories, 2019, eds. Lethem and Penzler. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Story originally appeared in Bloodwork: Remembering Gary Shulze Once Upon a Crime.)

Point of view:

Review: The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense is a collection from multiple award-winning short mystery author Art Taylor (reviewed by 2018 MWA Raven Award winner Kristopher Zgorski at BOLO Books).

New releases, old releases:

Mystery Tribune Issue 12 is hot off the presses.

The Swamp Killers (March 2020) is a crime-noir novel-in-stories.

The Outlaw Album: Stories is a collection of wrenching rural noir tales by Daniel Woodrell. (Collected in 2011. For a review, see the Point of View section in Short walk #70).

Tricks of the Trade:

Balancing dialogue and description in a story.

Free Reads:

“The Tenth Clew” by Dashiell Hammet. (For a link to ten more free Hammett stories see the Free Reads section of Short walk #91.)

Check my shorts, please:

My impossible crime You-Solve-It “Disappearing Diamonds” appeared in the November issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine (Solution in December issue).

Thanks for visiting.

Peter DiChellis